Testosterone is a major sex hormone that holds fundamental roles in our bodies. It is responsible for physical characteristics like having a deep voice, body and facial hair, muscle sizes, etc, as well as its role in sexual maturity, fertility, and sexual performance. (1)
On average, an individual’s testosterone level peaks in the late teens and remains consistent throughout the 20s. Once in the 30s, many often begin to experience a steady decline in their testosterone to which it will continue to decrease at a rate of about 2% each year into their 40s and 50s. At this rate, those who suffer from low testosterone can expect to have half of their peak testosterone level by age 70.
At Evolved Medical, we prioritize safety and satisfaction, providing testosterone replacement treatment (TRT) for our patients. We also provide comprehensive consultations and follow-up appointments to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care throughout their treatment of low testosterone. Contact us today at (925) 433-8444 or fill out a form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amit Rajguru and learn more about how our low testosterone treatment can benefit you.
- 1 About Testosterone
- 2 Benefits of TRT
- 3 TRT Candidates
- 4 Personal Consultation
- 5 How Does it Work?
- 6 Results
- 7 Corresponding and Complementary Procedures
- 8 How Much Does TRT Cost in Walnut Creek?
- 9 FAQ
- 9.1 How do I know if my testosterone level is low?
- 9.2 How long does it take to see results on testosterone replacement therapy?
- 9.3 How is testosterone administered?
- 9.4 Are there side effects to testosterone replacement therapy?
- 9.5 Can you be a bad candidate for testosterone replacement therapy?
- 9.6 Do I need to come into the clinic for testosterone injections?
- 10 References
Low testosterone, or low T, is a condition that affects many men as they age. It can also be caused by medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and hypogonadism. (2) Symptoms of low testosterone can greatly limit one’s daily life, with far-reaching effects including:
- Reduction of libido or sex drive
- A feeling of reduced virility or vitality
- Changes in mood
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased energy
- Reduced muscle and bone mass
- Memory issues
How Does Low Testosterone Affect Men?
Low testosterone produces its own set of challenges. Individuals suffering from it can experience fatigue, poor sleep quality, irritable moods, changes in the size of the testicles, and more.
If you are suffering from one or many symptoms of low testosterone, then TRT may be exactly what your body needs. At Evolved Medical, we are experts in testosterone replacement therapy and have helped hundreds of men with low testosterone gain back confidence and control over their lives.
At Evolved Medical, we offer comprehensive treatment options for low-T. Our experienced physician, Dr. Rajguru, will work with you to determine the best course of action based on your individual needs. We are among the best providers of testosterone therapy in California with many of our patients reported to have achieved improved energy, sex drive and mood through our testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). Call or text us today at (925) 433-8444 to book a free consultation and set up a personalized plan to feel your best again.
Benefits of TRT
At Evolved Medical, we understand the importance of testosterone in men’s overall well-being. Low testosterone levels can lead to a variety of symptoms that can affect one’s quality of life. Our experienced physician, Dr. Rajguru, offers personalized TRT plans to help restore hormonal balance and alleviate these symptoms. Here are some benefits of undergoing TRT:
- Increased endurance and energy
- Increased muscle mass and strength
- Reduced body fat
- Elevated mood
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
- Improved cognitive function
- Higher sex drive
- Improved bone health
- Improved sleep quality
Candidates for low testosterone treatment are men who may be experiencing symptoms such as low energy or fatigue, decreased sex drive, increased body fat, irritable or depressed moods, low motivation, and erectile dysfunction. A consultation with Dr. Rajguru can help determine if testosterone therapy is the best choice for you.
It’s important to note that candidates should have testosterone levels checked through blood tests before starting therapy. Additionally, candidates should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of treatment. Our team at Evolved Medical is dedicated to creating personalized treatment plans to help men achieve optimal health and wellness.
Every patient is different. We understand the importance of personalized care when it comes to treating low testosterone levels. That’s why we offer a comprehensive consultation that allows us to fully assess your medical history and current symptoms, and recommend the best course of treatment for you.
During your initial appointment at our Walnut Creek office, Dr. Rajguru will take the time to discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have about low testosterone treatment. Once a diagnosis has been made, he will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that is unique to you.
At Evolved Medical, we believe in a holistic approach to health and wellness, which is why we prioritize patient education and involvement in the treatment process. We want you to feel confident and informed throughout the entire process. Call or text us today at (925) 433-8444 to book a free consultation.
How Does it Work?
After your initial consultation which is free, we typically do a comprehensive lab panel to evaluate testosterone levels as well as several other hormones and markers that are needed for testosterone replacement therapy. Once the labs are back you will meet with our doctor where together we will evaluate whether you were a good candidate for testosterone replacement therapy. If we begin treatment, your medications will be delivered to your address. Afterwards, you will meet with the physician every 2 to 3 months until a healthy testosterone level is achieved and your symptoms are significantly improved.
Benefits of Pellet Therapy
If pellet therapy is required we often start treatment right away at that first consultation which includes the lab review. Testosterone pellets are inserted under the skin in a simple and quick office procedure that is painless. The benefit of testosterone pellet therapy lies in its convenience. Men typically come to the office every 4 or 5 months for pellet insertions. In between those insertions, you can live your life without having to do anything like giving yourself injections, taking oral estrogen blockers or applying creams.
Follow up visits are required, at minimum, every six months as hormone levels fluctuate over time and adjustment of dosing is often required.
Our patients routinely see improvements in energy, libido or sex drive, strength, body composition such as improved muscle and increased fat burning. Additionally, mood elevations and improved motivation are often noted.
Corresponding and Complementary Procedures
Growth Hormone Peptide Therapy
As men age, the natural production of growth hormone (GH) in the body decreases. This decline can lead to various symptoms such as decreased muscle mass, increased body fat, low energy levels, and decreased libido. However, there is a solution to this problem. Growth Hormone Peptide Therapy involves the use of peptides that stimulate the release of GH in the body. These peptides are administered via injections and work by stimulating the pituitary gland to produce more GH. The therapy has been shown to enhance workouts and workout recovery. Growth Hormone Peptide Therapy also helps to increase muscle mass, decrease body fat, improve sleep quality, boost energy levels, and enhance sexual performance.
Acoustic Wave Therapy involves the use of low-intensity sound waves to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and improve blood flow to the penis. This therapy works by using high-frequency, low-intensity sound waves that are delivered to the penis through a specialized device. The sound waves penetrate deep into the penile tissue, promoting the release of growth factors and inducing neovascularization, which is the formation of new blood vessels.
How Much Does TRT Cost in Walnut Creek?
After your free consultation, TRT treatment plans start at $199 a month. This includes medications, lab testing and doctor visits. Our team is dedicated to providing affordable yet high-quality care to all our patients. Take control of your health and book your appointment today by calling (925) 433-8444 or complete a form for more information.
Read the Evolved Medical blog for a detailed guide to our treatments.
How do I know if my testosterone level is low?
Specialists use a combination of lab testing and clinical evaluation to establish a diagnosis of low testosterone.
How long does it take to see results on testosterone replacement therapy?
Patients usually start noticing results two weeks to one month after beginning testosterone replacement therapy. If additional medication such as an estrogen blocker are required, the results can take longer to achieve as estrogen balance is always important when bouncing testosterone levels.
How is testosterone administered?
Testosterone replacement therapy is primarily done through injections, topical creams or gels or via pallet procedures. We offer all three forms of testosterone replacement therapy. Unfortunately, there is no oral medication to replace testosterone.
Are there side effects to testosterone replacement therapy?
Side effects include acne, oily skin, increased hair growth on the body and hair loss on the scalp. Additionally, changes in blood count levels as well as estrogen levels can be seen. Results vary from person to person and we manage each person individually to balance side effects if they occur.
Can you be a bad candidate for testosterone replacement therapy?
Yes. Testosterone replacement therapy is not for everyone. Doctors require that a clinical diagnosis of low testosterone be made before starting testosterone therapy. Additionally, patients with breast or prostate cancer, untreated sleep apnea, elevated PSA and other medical conditions are not good candidates for testosterone replacement therapy. We do a thorough evaluation to make sure that testosterone replacement therapy can be safely performed on all of her patients.
Do I need to come into the clinic for testosterone injections?
No. Specialists in TRT train patients to self-inject. This is an easy procedure that can be safely done in the comfort of your own home.
- Nassar GN, Raudales F, Leslie SW. Physiology, Testosterone. PubMed. Published 2020. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK526128/
- Jones H. Testosterone for the aging male; current evidence and recommended practice. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 2008;Volume 3:25-44. doi:https://doi.org/10.2147/cia.s190